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Powderhorn’s new snowsports team provides young athletes with a well rounded knowledge of safety, mountain skills, and backcountry awareness

MESA, Colo. (October 8, 2013) – New for the 2013-2014 winter season, Powderhorn Mountain resort introduces Team YETI. The YETI program is a multi-week series for athletes, ages 9 to 15, seeking specialized level coaching in advanced training areas such as, backcountry awareness, boarder and skier cross, competition preparation and strategy, mountain etiquette and slope style.

Team YETI curriculum includes a variety of coaching techniques. During sessions, video analysis is shot in the morning and reviewed during break, allowing students the opportunity to make improvements in the afternoon.

Competition preparation and strategy is a main focus for Team YETI. Athletes will learn how to plan tricks for their run or locate primary and secondary lines in competition. Coaches will help each athlete develop mental tools to safely conqueror obstacles.

Team YETI also will focus on mountain etiquette and equipment maintenance. Athletes will learn the codes of the mountain, their relevance, and how to set an example effectively. They’ll also learn how to sharpen edges, wax their base, and fill core shots to get the most out of their equipment.

“We are hoping to take a specific group of youth from Powderhorn and the surrounding area, who are seeking those well rounded multidimensional mountain skills, and show them a new side and style of learning,” said Powderhorn Ski and Ride Center Manager Luke Martin. “It’s not so much a ski or ride lesson, but more of a team-building lesson along with a really great adventure. We have hand selected our coaches for Team YETI and we think the kids will be thrilled.” 

Team YETI is designed for young skiers and riders who want to learn advanced, multidisciplinary skills from advanced-level coaches. Team YETI is a four-week series, offered January through March, on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost for Team YETI at the early season rate (before Nov. 2, 2013) is $199. Please visit for a list of regular season rates and details on Team YETI.

About Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Nestled deep in the heart of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn is a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to each guest, thanks to improvements at the resort and mountain focused on creating a one-of-a-kind, year-round experience. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography and friendly local residents. It is also recognized for its vineyards, wineries and agriculture. The climate allows for skiing or snowboarding in the morning and playing a round of golf or enjoying a hike or mountain bike ride in the afternoon. Thanks to its location, the options for exploring – both on the mountain and throughout the Grand Mesa – are virtually endless. This season, Powderhorn welcomes new and improved events for guests to enjoy at the resort, with unique temperatures, enhanced activity options and more. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at